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2015-2016
YUMA EVENTS

Updated July 29/ Click here for printer-friendly version


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JULY 

July 29 (Main Library) 
Indiana Jones Marathon Movie #1 
Teens are invited to the Main Library at 2 p.m. to participate in an Indiana Jones movie marathon and learn what great archeology is all about.  Today’s screening will be “Raiders of the Lost Ark.”  There is no charge to attend.  For more info, call 928-782-1871. 

July 29 (AZ Game and Fish offices)
Yuma Open House 
The Arizona Game and Fish Department has scheduled a series of open houses for constituents to review and ask questions about proposed hunt recommendations for webbed migratory birds, and spring hunts for turkey, javelina, buffalo and bear.  The Yuma Open House will be 3-5 p.m. at the Arizona Game and Fish Yuma office (9140 E. 28th Street).  To learn more about hunt recommendations and hunt guidelines processes, visit www.azgfd.gov/huntguidelines.  

July 30 (Main Library) 
Indiana Jones Marathon Movie #2 
Teens are invited to the Main Library at 2 p.m. to participate in an Indiana Jones movie marathon and learn what great archeology is all about.  Today’s screening will be “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.”  There is no charge to attend.  For more info, call 928-782-1871.  

July 30 (Foothills Library) 
Once in a Blue Moon 
Celebrate the second full moon of the month with a solar photography demonstration beginning at 5 p.m.  Then, catch the blue moon rising at 7 p.m.  Bring your smartphone and take pictures through the telescopes, which will be provided by the Friends of the Foothills Library.  There is no charge to attend.  For more info, call 928-342-1640.  

July 31 (Main Library) 
Indiana Jones Marathon Movie #3 
Teens are invited to the Main Library at 2 p.m. to participate in an Indiana Jones movie marathon and learn what great archeology is all about.  Today’s screening will be “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.” There is no charge to attend.  For more info, call 928-782-1871.  

 

 

AUGUST

 

August 1 (Foothills Library) 
Cardboard Car Show Registration 
Sign up for the 2nd annual Foothills Cardboard Car Show.  All ages are encouraged to sign up.  Participants will have all of August to build a cardboard car to compete on August 29 at the Foothills Library.  The Car Show on August 29 will present awards for age groups, Family Build, Stock (looks most like a box), People’s Choice and Best in Show.  For more information on the event or getting registered, call 928-342-1640.  

August 1 (Historic Yuma Theatre) 
Summer Movie Mania 
This Saturday Kids Movie is “Guardians of the Galaxy” and begins at 2 p.m.  This event is free and open to the public.  For more info, call 928-373-5202. 

August 1 (Main Library) 
Indiana Jones Marathon Movie #4 
Teens are invited to the Main Library at 2 p.m. to participate in an Indiana Jones movie marathon and learn what great archeology is all about.  Today’s screening will be “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.”  There is no charge to attend.  For more info, call 928-782-1871.  

August 1 (Valley Aquatic Center) 
Splash Out Crime Night 
Come out and join 78-CRIME Stoppers for a refreshing dip in the pool!  There will be free swimming, a live DJ, games, prizes and much more fun for the whole family.  Cost is only $1 per person and the fun begins at 6 p.m.  

August 2 (Kennedy Skate Park) 
Bands in Concert 
The community is invited to this all-ages concert.  Bands set to perform include Bristol to Memory, In Urgency, Siege and local band Letdowners.  There is no charge to attend. 

August 4 (Somerton Library) 
Women’s Life Skills en Español   
This is the first session of a Women’s Life Skills class that will be offered every Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.  Topics will include boosting self-esteem, creating healthy boundaries, managing finances and much more.  These workshops will be taught in Spanish.  There is no charge to attend.  For more info, call 928-627-2149. 

August 5 (San Luis Library) 
Drug Prevention 
Office Joe Johnson from the San Luis Police Department will present “Prevencion de Drogas en Nuestra Juventud” (Drug Prevention in our Youth).  This presentation begins at 5 p.m. and will be done in Spanish.  There is no charge to attend.  For more info, call 928-627-8344.  

August 7 (Foothills Library) 
Poetry Circle 
Celebrate poetry with others who enjoy your hobby.  The Share the Journey Poetry Circle is meeting at 1 p.m. and everyone is invited to join.  Share your favorite poems and even create new poems together.  There is no charge to attend.  For more info, call 928-342-1640.  

August 7 (Lutes Casino) 
Lutes Summer Jazz Series  
Lutes Casino will again be hosting the Yuma Jazz Company Quintet along with guest performer blues-oriented saxophonist Brian Carlson. Brian is a member of the Yuma Jazz Company, but will be returning from a brief hiatus and will be featured on a number of signature tunes.   Grab dinner and enjoy some great live music at the same time.  This memorable event will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  For more info, call 928-782-2192.  

August 8 (Gateway Park) 
“At the Crack of Dawn” Sunrise Kayaking 
Join us on a guided trip as the world wakes up and with the sun.  We will be starting at Bruce Church at 5 a.m. and ending at Gateway Park.  Cost is $30 per person.  This event is open to everyone 6 and up, but participants under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. 

August 8 (Foothills Library) 
Blackout Poetry 
Teens are invited to experience Blackout Poetry at 12 p.m.  Learn now to strategically black out words in discarded newspapers and books, and then share the poetry you’ve composed.  There is no charge to attend.  For more info, call 928-373-6461.  

August 8 (Yuma Civic Center) 
Indoor Swap Meet 
Hosted by the City of Yuma, this indoor swap meet will gather local businesses and vendors under one air-conditioned roof.  The Indoor Swap Meet begins at 8 a.m. and closes at 2 p.m.  Admission is only $1 per person and children 12 and under are free.  For more info, call 928-373-5040.   

August 8 (Foothills Library) 
Dot Art 
Use your imagination to create art using dots.  Bring your own piece of clothing or accessory to decorate.  Paint supplies and stencils will be provided.  There is no charge to attend.  For more info, call 928-342-1640.  

August 12 (Main Library) 
Laws of Motion & Acidic Science 
Children of all ages are invited to the Main Library for this fun science day.  At 2 p.m., participants will explore the laws of motion with some fun and silly experiments.  At 3 p.m., participants will learn about the science of acids and bases, by conducting experiments using simple household items.  There is no charge to attend either experiment session.  For more info, call 928-373-6494.  

August 14 (Castle Dome Middle School) 
Zumbathon Charity Event 
This fundraising Zumbathon is from 4:30-6 p.m.  Registration begins at 4 p.m.  Cost to participate is $5.  During the Zumbathon, silent auctions will be in progress.  When you are done, get a Spaghetti Dinner to go for only $5 per plate.  All proceeds will go to Naomi Higgins and her family, to help with medical expenses.  Celebrate the “Warrior Princess” theme and wear yellow.  For more info, call 928-341-1600.  

August 14 (Yuma Civic Center) 
Rock the Desert concert 
The annual Rock the Desert concert will be hosted by KCFY and will begin at 7 p.m.  This year’s concert features Rapture Ruckus and Jonathan Thulin.  For tickets and other info, call 928-341-9730 or visit www.kcfyfm.com.  

August 15 (Clymer Recreation Center) 
Pirate Academy 
Calling all pirates, ages 4-7! Come out and learn what it takes to be a pirate.  You will complete ship worthy tasks, make your very own parrot, bandana, eye patch and learn other valuable pirate skills.  Participation fee is only $8 per child and begins at 10 a.m.  For more info, visit www.yumaaz.gov/parksandrec.  

August 15 (Yuma Civic Center) 
Rage in the Cage 
Rage in the Cage 179 is coming to Yuma with great line up.  This event begins at 6:30 p.m. and doors open at 5:30 p.m.  Tickets are on sale now.  For ticketing and other info, call 928-373-5040 or visit www.RageInTheCage.com.  

August 19 (Somerton Library) 
Aviation Day Projects 
Children ages 6-12 are invited to celebrate National Aviation Day at 1:30 p.m.  All attendees will study aviation by learning how to build airplanes using only recycled materials.  There is no charge to attend.  For more info, call 928-627-2149. 

August 20 (San Luis Library) 
Photo Booth Bookmarks 
Teens are invited to attend this workshop to learn how to turn your favorite Facebook photos into a photo-booth style bookmarks.  This event begins at 3 p.m.  There is no charge to attend.  For more info, call 928-627-8344.  

August 20 (Historic Yuma Theatre) 
Thursdays at the Theatre 
Thursdays at the Theatre is a film series presented by the AWC Foundation and includes a short film and a hosted discussion.  This month’s film is “Stations of the Cross.”  This is a 2014 coming-of-age film made in Germany.  It is filmed in German, but has English subtitles.  The film begins at 7 p.m.  Cost is $5 at the door, or $2.50 with valid AWC/NAU I.D.   All proceeds support scholarships given by the AWC Foundation.  

August 21 (Historic Downtown Yuma) 
Celebrate the Heat on Yuma’s Main Street 
This block party will feature local bands, a mini Fire Muster and Adult Brigade, free watermelon slices (until they are gone), local food vendors and the Yuma Fire Department will be on site misting the crowd.  This event kicks off at 6 p.m. and ends at 11 p.m.  For more info, call 928-373-5028.  

August 21 (Lutes Casino) 
Lutes Summer Jazz Series  
Lutes Casino will again be hosting the Yuma Jazz Company Quintet.  This is the last night of the series, so the Yuma Jazz Company will be performing original music as well as standards of “American Art Form.”  Grab dinner and enjoy some great live music at the same time.  This memorable event will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  For more info, call 928-782-2192.  

August 22 (Foothills Library) 
Paper Club 
Teens are invited to experience the Paper Club at 12 p.m.   All participants will learn how to create origami, create paper mache and other paper crafts to create pieces of art.  There is no cost to attend.  For more info, call 928-373-6461.  

August 22 (Yuma Civic Center) 
Crafts Uncorked – Cork Initial Art 
This series is open to adults 21 and over only.  Each workshop will be instruction in one craft project along with some wine sampling.  Create your personalized wine cork art piece – please bring 10 or more wine corks with you.  This session is only $15 and begins at 2:30 p.m.  For more info and to register, visit www.yumaaz.gov/parksandrec

August 24 (City Hall) 
Blood Drive 
All blood types are needed with type O-negative in the greatest demand.  This blood drive begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m.  To make an appointment, call 1-877-UBS-HERO (827-4376) or visit www.BloodHero.com.  

August 26 (Somerton Library) 
Backpack Art 
Children ages 7-12 are invited to celebrate going back to school by personalizing back packs!  Bring your back pack and create awesome pins to decorate it.  This art workshop begins at 1:30 p.m. and there is no charge to attend.  For more info, call 928-627-2149. 

August 26 (Main Library) 
Fun Facts Day 
Children of all ages are invited to attend this day full of fun facts at the Library.  Put your trivia skills to the test with some fun, challenging games, beginning at 2 p.m.  There is no charge to attend.  For more info, call 928-373-6494.   

August 28 (Main Library)  
Business Resources: Small Business Help & Continuing Concerns 
Retired business professional and small business consultant William Gresser will present business start-up tips and address concerns for individuals interested in starting a business.  This workshop begins at 2 p.m. at the Co-working Oasis.  There is no charge to attend.  For more info, call 928-373-6480.  

August 28 (Quechan Casino and Resort) 
WAR in concert 
Get your tickets now to see WAR in concert.  They will be playing all their greatest hits and many more.  The concert begins at 8 p.m. and is open to only those 21 years of age and older.  Tickets available at www.startickets.com or call 800-585-3737.  

August 29 (Kennedy Pool) 
Third Annual Woof Splash 
Bring your four-legged best friend (dogs only, please) out for a cool dip in the pool.  Local pet businesses will have booths and be available to chat with you about any concerns you may have regarding your favorite canine.  The Woof Splash begins at 9 a.m. and ends at noon.  Cost is only $1 per dog and is limited to 2 dogs per person.  

August 29 (Foothills Library) 
Board Game On! 
Teens are invited to this day of playing board games, starting at 12 p.m.  Enjoy classics like checkers, Uno and much more.  Bring your own game or enjoy one of ours.  There is no charge to attend.  For more info, call 928-373-6461.  

August 29 (Historic Yuma Theatre) 
Jena Carpenter Fundraising Concert 
This concert featuring lyric soprano Jena Carpenter, will benefit educational sponsorships for women in the Yuma community.  This event is from 6-8:30 p.m. and will feature raffles, silent auctions, and vocal performances by local talent.  Presale tickets are $10 and available at www.YumaShowTickets.com.   At the door, tickets will be $15 and $25 for VIP seating.  For more information about the event, call 928-276-3408.  For sponsorship opportunities, call 928-750-6688.  

August 30 (Henna Fixation) 
Beginner Henna Workshop 
Henna Fixation will be hosting a Beginner’s Workshop from 2-5 p.m.  Learn all the basics of henna, the use, the care and much more.  Space is limited, so reservations are required.  For more info, visit www.HennaFixation.com.  

 


SEPTEMBER 

September 3 (Historic Yuma Theatre) 
Thursdays at the Theatre 
Thursdays at the Theatre is a film series presented by the AWC Foundation and includes a short film and a hosted discussion.  This month’s film is “The Lesson.”  This is a 2014 drama made in Bulgaria.  It is filmed in Bulgarian, but has English subtitles.  The film begins at 7 p.m.  Cost is $5 at the door, or $2.50 with valid AWC/NAU I.D.   All proceeds support scholarships given by the AWC Foundation.  

September 5 (Desert Hills Golf Course) 
Boss of the Moss 
People of all ages are welcome to be a part of this putting competition.  All proceeds will benefit the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, which benefits the children of U.S. Armed Forces Special Operators who have been lost in the War on Terror.  This friendly competition will begin at 7 a.m.  For registration and other info, call CBPO Jon Underwood at 928-785-7986, or visit www.ycbotm.org.  

September 5 (Wild River) 
Crossroads Mission Benefit Bowl 
This one-day bowling competition will benefit programs for the homeless and the needy at Crossroads Mission.  Cost is $10 per person for teams of four.  Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams.  Sign up at Wild River, FTS Automotive Center or at Touch of Glass of Yuma.  Bowling will begin at 12 p.m.  For more info, call 928-344-9430.  

September 5-6 (Yuma Civic Center) 
Labor Day/Dove Hunter Gun Show 
This Yuma gun show is hosted by Yuma Territorial Gun Shows of Arizona.  All federal, state and local firearm ordinances and laws must be obeyed.  Enjoy the air conditioned shopping areas and enter to win one of many free raffles.  The Show begins at 9 a.m. each day and admission is only $8 per person.  For more info, call 928-920-0837 or email yumaterritorialgunshows@gmail.com

September 11 (West Wetlands Park) 
City Glow 5K Run 
The community is invited to participate in a glow run.  Registration begins at 7 p.m. and the run begins at 8 p.m.  Cost is $20 with pre-registration and $25 for on-site registration.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Campesinos Sin Fronteras Youth Development program.  For more info and to register, visit www.ccavyuma/avyouth.  

September 12 (Desert Sun Stadium) 
Fiestas Patrias 
Free event to celebrate Mexico’s declaration of independence from Spain, with live music, dance and entertainment, food and craft vendors, kids’ games and activities. More info, call 928-373-5046 or email chuck.heeman@yumaaz.gov.  

September 18-20 (Kennedy Athletic Fields) 
ASA Men’s 16” Class A National Championship 
We are proud to announce that Yuma will be hosting the 2015 Men’s 16: Class A National Championship Tournament. For more information, contact Tournament Director Adam Christensen at 928-373-5241 or adam.christensen@yumaaz.gov.   

September 19 
Dove Hunting Post-Season Clean Up 
More information to come! 

September 19 (Yuma Civic Center) 
Wedding & Quinceanera Expo  
This is a great opportunity to shop dozens of vendors for your big event.  Meet the people who can help you with dresses, jewelry, photography, entertainment, fashion advice, decorating, event planning and much more.  For more info, call 928-373-5040.

September 19 (Hilton Pivot Point Conference Center) 
9th annual Hip Hop Dance Festival 
The Hip Hop Festival is a workshop that includes 3 master dance classes, lunch, a t-shirt and the opportunity to work with professional choreographers.  This workshop begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m.  Register at yumahiphopfestival2015@yahoo.com before September 1st for a discount in fees.  For more info, visit www.JazzofYuma.org or call 928-329-6858. 

September 19 (Historic Yuma Theatre) 
9th annual Hip Hop Dance Show 
Participants of the Hip Hop Dance Festival workshops will be performing at 7 p.m. with the dancers and choreographers they spent the day working with.  Admission to this high-energy finale of the Hip Hop Festival is only $15.  For more info, visit www.JazzofYuma.org or call 928-329-6858.  

September 19  
Humane Society of Yuma Fur Ball IX 
Support the Humane Society of Yuma by participating in Fur Ball IX..  This year’s event will be a Black and White Ball and will be at the AWC Schoening Conference Center.  There will be live entertainment, dinner, dancing and live and silent auctions.  For tickets and other information, call Julie Hamilton at 928-782-1621 or visit www.HSOYuma.com.   

September 29 (Yuma County Fairgrounds) 
Yuma Shrine Circus 
With three rings of affordable family fun, the “Shrine Circus” will thrill fans of all ages.  Don’t miss your opportunity to see death-defying aerial acts, circus performers and many animal attractions including tigers and elephants.  The Shriner Circus begins at 6 p.m.  Tickets are $18 for adults and $14 for children.  Early discounts available HERE.  For other info, call Esteban at 702-456-2642.  

 

 

 

OCTOBER

October 1 (Historic Yuma Theatre) 
Thursdays at the Theatre 
Thursdays at the Theatre is a film series presented by the AWC Foundation and includes a short film and a hosted discussion.  This month’s film is “Amour Fou.”  This is a 2014 drama-romance made in Austria/Luxembourg/Germany.  It is filmed in German, but has English subtitles.  The film begins at 7 p.m.  Cost is $5 at the door, or $2.50 with valid AWC/NAU I.D.   All proceeds support scholarships given by the AWC Foundation.  

October 10 (North Public Works Yard) 
Household Hazardous Waste Collection 
This collection event is the safest way to dispose of household hazardous waste products and takes place four time a year.  Between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m., bring all household hazardous waste (motor oil, paint, cleaners, tires, anti-freeze, solvents, batteries, pesticides, etc.) to the North Public Works Yard at 265 W. 13th Street.  For more info, call 928-373-4500.  

October 10 (Cocopah Casino Events Lawn) 
Bridget’s Gift Western Dance & BBQ 
Country artist Joe Nichols will headline this year’s event, with special guest Josh Thompson.  All proceeds for this event will go to assist local men and women battling breast cancer.  This event begins at 5 p.m. and tickets are only $50.  For more information, visit www.BridgetsGift.com or call 928-446-2256.  

October 17 (AWC Schoening Conference Center) 
Hospice of Yuma’s Annual Monster Mash  
Hospice of Yuma Monster Mash theme this year is “Back to the 80s.”  This event will include dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions and the infamous costume contest.  Festivities will begin at 5 p.m.  All proceeds go to fund Hospice of Yuma.   For ticketing and other info, call 928-343-2222 or go to www.HospiceofYuma.com.  

October 22-24 (Historic Downtown Yuma) 
2nd Annual State HOG Rally 
The Arizona HOG rally will be in Yuma this year.  Festivities include a Poker Walk, Dealer Welcome Party, One Wheel Revolution demonstration, Guided Rides, a bike show, photo ops, Bike Games and much more ending in a block party on Main Street.  To register and get more info, visitwww.azstatehogrally.com or call 928-373-5028.  

 October 24 (Desert Sun Stadium) 
3rd Annual Rio de Cerveza Brew Fest 
Ride the river of beer with samples from over 60 different beers!  There will be live music, food and lots of craft beers.  This event begins at 5 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m.  For more info, visit www.RioDeCerveza.com.  

October 27 (AWC Schoening Conference Center) 
Heart of Yuma Awards Dinner 
This ceremony honors those who “made a difference.”  For more info, call 928-539-5343.

October 31 (Champion Church) 
Trick or Treat Street 
Bring the kids out to this free and safe Halloween Trick or Treat spot, beginning at 6:30 p.m. and ending at 9:00 p.m.  For more info, call 928-783-7574.

October 31 (Yuma Territorial Prison) 
Scary & Safe Trick or Treat 
Everyone is welcome at this family-friendly Halloween celebration that allows you to “Trick or Treat” through the cells of the Yuma Territorial Prison.  This annual event is sponsored by the Yuma Police Department.  Admission is $1. For more info, call 928-783-4771 or visit www.yumaprison.org

October 31 (Sanguinetti House Museum) 
Ghost Tour of Historic Yuma 
Get your tickets now for this very special evening stroll through Yuma’s haunted historic downtown.  Hear the chilling tales from the history archives that will be told of murders, mayhem and ghastly ghost sightings in the shadowy buildings along Main Street.  If the spirit moves you, wear your Halloween costume.  There will be plenty of rest points in this two-hour walking tour, which begins at 6 p.m.  Tickets are $15 per person and reservations are required.  For tickets and other info, call 928-782-1842.  


 

 

NOVEMBER

November 5 (Sanguinetti House Museum) 
Historic Downtown Trolley Tour 
Step aboard Yuma’s historic downtown trolley and relax while our tour guide points out the sites from yesteryears.  Hear stories of pioneering families, riverboats, brothels and booming businesses that once lines Main Street.  This two-hour tour begins at 10 a.m.  Tickets are $25 per person.  Reservations are required.  For tickets and other info, call 928-782-1842.  

November 5 (Historic Yuma Theatre) 
Thursdays at the Theatre 
Thursdays at the Theatre is a film series presented by the AWC Foundation and includes a short film and a hosted discussion.  This month’s film is “Marie’s Story.”  This is a 2014 drama made in France.  It is filmed in French, but has English subtitles.  The film begins at 7 p.m.  Cost is $5 at the door, or $2.50 with valid AWC/NAU I.D.   All proceeds support scholarships given by the AWC Foundation.  

November 7 (Main Street) 
21st Annual Children’s Festival of the Arts 
This is a free art event for kids.  More details to come.  For more info, call 928-373-5202.  

November 7 (Yuma Territorial Prison) 
3:10 to Yuma 
This annual fundraising dinner and auction helps keep Yuma’s state historic parks vital and open to the public. For more info and tickets, call 928-373-5196 or visit www.yumaprison.org

November 7-8 (Yuma County Fairgrounds) 
Murphy’s Gun Show 
For more info, call 928-726-4420.

November 11 
Veteran’s Day Parade 
Join our community as we stop and take time to honor and celebrate the service of all U.S. Military members.  Parade begins at 9:00 a.m. at the Yuma Mesa Shopping Center and heads south down 4th Avenue.  

November 14 (Yuma County Fairgrounds) 
Roller Derby Tournament 
For more info, call 928-726-4420.

November 15 (St. Francis School) 
Annual Fall BBQ  
Games, prizes, and lots of other fun for kids, plus loads of food for family fun time! For more info, call 928-782-1539.

November 19 (AWC) 
Academic Open House Family Night 
Arizona Western College Academic Open House Family Night highlights the college’s services, programs and degrees in a fun and informative event for students, family, friends and the entire community.  The Open House begins at 5:30 p.m.  This event is free and open to the public.  For more info, call Shara Roberts at 928-344-7581.  

November 19 (Sanguinetti House Museum) 
Ghost Trolley Tours 
If you love haunted history, you’ll love this night trolley tour through the streets of Yuma’s historic downtown district.  Step off at places where ghost sightings have been reported, while hearing century-old ghost stories.  Come dressed for a night of fright, if you dare.  This two-hour tour begins at 6 p.m.  Tickets are $25 each and reservations are required.  For more info call 928-782-1842.  

November 20 (Historic North End) 
North End Art Walk  
This is a low-key opportunity to meet and greet local artists at downtown businesses.  This event begins at 5 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. For more info, call 928-580-7417.  

November 20-22 (various locations) 
25th Annual Colorado River Crossing Balloon Festival 
Presented by the Caballeros de Yuma, this is three days of balloon flights, live entertainment, food booths, local vendors and a special “balloon glow” Saturday night.  For more info, call 928-343-1715 or visit www.Caballeros.org.  

November 21 (The Peanut Patch) 
Peanut Patch Anniversary Celebration 
This annual celebration is to mark the anniversary of the opening of the Peanut Patch.  There will be samples of many products and specials on some of your favorite items.  This celebration begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m.  For more info, call 928-503-0298 or visit www.ThePeanutPatch.com.  

November 22 (Yuma Civic Center) 
YCAF & CE Community Bazaar 
Handmade gifts for all occasions will be on display at this community bazaar.  Over 180 crafters will be on site to showcase baked goods, jewelry, ceramics, art, woodworking, plants, photography, and so much more.  There will be door prizes and free face painting for kids.  For more info, call 928-373-5040.  

November 27-30 (Yuma County Fairgrounds) 
AKC Dog Show 
For more info, call 928-726-4420. 

November 28 (Main Library) 
Unique Christmas Silk Florals 
Anyone can make these holiday centerpieces using local materials.  Beginning at 1 p.m., this event is free to attend, but space is limited.  For more info, call 928-782-1871. 

November 28 
Ken & Betty Borland Holiday Light Pageant & Tower Lighting 
This annual event features local entertainment, carols and the lighting of Friendship Tower.  Event starts at dusk.  For more info, call 928-343-1715 or visit www.Caballeros.org.  

 

 

DECEMBER 

Recurring Events: 

Farmers Markets:

  • Historic Downtown Yuma - Every Tuesday, except holidays, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. through the last Saturday in March. Proceeds benefit the Crossroads Mission.  For more info, call 425-941-5030.
  • Yuma Palms Regional Center - Every Saturday, except holidays, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through the last Saturday in March. Proceeds benefit the Crossroads Mission.  For more info, call 425-941-5030. 

 

December 3 (Sanguinetti House Museum) 
Historic Downtown Trolley Tour  
Step aboard Yuma’s historic downtown trolley and relax while our tour guide points out the sites from yesteryears.  Hear stories of pioneering families, riverboats, brothels and booming businesses that once lines Main Street.  This two-hour tour begins at 10 a.m.  Tickets are $25 per person.  Reservations are required.  For tickets and other info, call 928-782-1842.  

December 3 (Yuma Civic Center) 
Sports Turf/Tree & Landscape Expo 
This is a special event for professionals, homeowners or anyone with an interest in landscaping.  This event is open to the public. For more info, call 928-373-5040.

December 3 (Historic Yuma Theatre) 
Thursdays at the Theatre 
Thursdays at the Theatre is a film series presented by the AWC Foundation and includes a short film and a hosted discussion.  This month’s film is “Secrets of War.”  This is a 2014 drama made in the Netherlands.  It is filmed in Dutch, but has English subtitles.  The film begins at 7 p.m.  Cost is $5 at the door, or $2.50 with valid AWC/NAU I.D.   All proceeds support scholarships given by the AWC Foundation.  

December 4 (Yuma Civic Center) 
Yuma Rotary Club Annual Kamman Sausage Fry 
For more info, call 928-373-5040.

December 4-6 (Yuma County Fairgrounds) 
Potpourri Artists Arts and Craft Show 
There will be live art demonstrations as well as various pieces for sale.  This event is open to the public.  For more info, call 928-726-4420. 

December 5 (Historic Downtown Yuma) 
City of Yuma’s Military Appreciation Day 
This annual event honors active and retired service personnel and features historic photographs, speakers, and presentations plus vendors of all varieties. This event begins at 10 a.m. and will end at 5 p.m.  For more info, call 928-373-5028.

December 5 (Veterans Memorial Stadium) 
El Toro Bowl 
Watch two of the nation’s best National Junior College Athletic Association football teams collide for pride & possibly a national championship. For more info and tickets, go to www.ElToroBowl.com

December 5 (Yuma Catholic High School) 
13th Annual Rachel Determan Memorial Rib Cook-Off 
This free event is open to all families and kids, with food and drink vendors, raffles and Rib and Sides Contests!  For more information, call 928-317-7900. 

December 6 (The Palms RV Resort) 
Christmas Concert 
Enjoy a little jingle bell rockin’ with The Alley Cats.  Tickets are $14.95 and the show begins at 7 p.m.  Refreshments will be available.  For tickets and other info, call 928-341-4646 or visit www.YumaPalmsRVResort.com.  

December 9-13 (Community Christian Church) 
Living Christmas Tree 
Bring the family to see the outdoor Living Christmas Tree, a local tradition, but don’t forget blankets and hot chocolate!  Chairs are provided for the first 600.  All performances begin at 7 p.m.  This event is free and open to the public, but donations will be accepted.  For more info, call 928-344-1360.  

December 11-13 (Yuma Civic and Convention Center) 
Anderson’s Americana Indian Art and Jewelry Show 
For more info, call 928-373-5040.  

December 11-13 
The Nutcracker 
This version of “The Nutcracker” is presented by Ballet Yuma. For more info, call Jennifer Coleman at 928-446-6770 or go to www.BalletYuma.org.  

December 12 (Main Library) 
Best Home Entries and Patios 
It’s tie for some inspiration for your outdoor living area.  These spaces set the mood for your interiors and need the appropriate TLC.  We will show you how!  This class begins at 1 p.m.  This is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.  For more info, call 928-782-1871.  

December 12 (Historic Downtown) 
13th Annual Dorothy Young Memorial Electric Light Parade  
A free family event with marching bands, floats and vehicles decorated with beautiful Christmas lights. This year’s theme is “A Rock & Roll Christmas!”  For more info, call 928-783-0071 or go to www.VisitYuma.com.  

December 17 (Sanguinetti House Museum) 
Ghost Trolley Tour 
If you love haunted history, you’ll love this night trolley tour through the streets of Yuma’s historic downtown district.  Step off at places where ghost sightings have been reported, while hearing century-old ghost stories.  Come dressed for a night of fright, if you dare.  This two-hour tour begins at 6 p.m.  Tickets are $25 each and reservations are required.  For more info call 928-782-1842.  

December 18 (Historic  Yuma Theatre) 
Christmas with the Christys 
The original folk band of the sixties, Randy Sparks and original members return to Yuma for a Christmas with the Christys.  Join us for a very merry Christmas, beginning at 7 p.m.  For ticketing and other info, call 928-373-5202.  

December 19 (Somerton) 
Somerton Tamale Festival 
This new local tradition is presented by El Diabilito ASU Alumni Club. About 85,000 tamales of all varieties will be served up to fund scholarships for local students, along with live music and entertainment. For more info, call 928-388-4837 or go to www.SomertonTamaleFestival.com.  

December 19-20 (Yuma Civic Center) 
Christmas Gun Show 
Get some last minute Christmas shopping done at the Christmas Gun Show.  There will be several free raffles, and the event is free to attend.  As always, you will be able to transfer firearm purchases to an on-site California Firearms dealer, for California residents.  Event times for Saturday are 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday is 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.  For more info, contact Katie Mercante at 928-920-0837.  

December 22-24 (Champion Church) 
“Jesus is Born” 
This live Nativity production starts at 7 p.m. each night.  Hot drinks and concessions are available.  Dress warm and bring a blanket to sit on.  There is no fee to attend, but donations are accepted.  For more info, call 928-783-7574.  


 

2016

JANUARY

Recurring Events:

Historic Downtown Yuma Walking Tours 
Every Tuesday, get a first-hand look into Yuma’s vibrant past through this foot-friendly walking tour along the streets of historic downtown Yuma.  Hear stories of early business tycoons, movie stars, riverboat captains, the booming wedding industry and much more.  This is a casual two-hour walking tour with plenty of rest points along the way.  Tickets are $15 per person and reservations are required.  For ticketing, times and other info, call 928-782-1842.  

Farmers Markets:

  • Historic Downtown Yuma - Every Tuesday, except holidays, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. through the last Saturday in March. Proceeds benefit the Crossroads Mission.  For more info, call 425-941-5030.
  • Yuma Palms Regional Center - Every Saturday, except holidays, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through the last Saturday in March. Proceeds benefit the Crossroads Mission.  For more info, call 425-941-5030

 

January 2 (Main Library) 
35 Designer Tips 
Learn the pitfalls to avoid and guidelines for styling your how successfully.  These 35 tips will help you style like the pros.  This event begins at 1 p.m., is free and open to the public.  Seating is limited.  For more info, call 928-782-1871.  

January 3 (The Palms RV Resort) 
Eric Kearns Dessert Concert 
At this sweet concert, you will hear amazing vocal re-creations of recording artists such as: Neil Diamond, Dean Martin, Rod Stewart, Johnny Cash, Frankie Valli, Willie Nelson, Cher, Ray Charles and so many more!  Tickets are only $19.95 and the show begins at 6:30 p.m.  For ticketing and other info, call 928-341-4646 or visit www.YumaPalmsRVResort.com

January 7 (Sanguinetti House Museum) 
Historic Downtown Trolley Tour 
Step aboard Yuma’s historic downtown trolley and relax while our tour guide points out the sites from yesteryears.  Hear stories of pioneering families, riverboats, brothels and booming businesses that once lines Main Street.  This two-hour tour begins at 10 a.m.  Tickets are $25 per person.  Reservations are required.  For tickets and other info, call 928-782-1842.  

January 9-10 (Yuma Territorial Prison) 
Gathering of the Gunfighters 
Old West re-enactment groups from around the Southwest come together for two days of fun competition—and lots of shootin’, hollerin’ and actin’!  For info call 928-783-4771.  

January 10 (The Palms RV Resort) 
The Diamonds 
This concert pays homage to the original quartet, which rose to prominence in the 1950s and the early 1960s.  Tickets are $27.95 and the show begins at 7 p.m.  For tickets and other info, call 928-341-4646 or visit www.YumaPalmsRVResort.com

January 13 (The Palms RV Resort) 
John Anderson Concert 
Country music star John Anderson will be in Yuma as part of his US tour promoting his new album, “Goldmine.”  There will be two shows: 3 p.m. ($36.95) and 7 p.m. ($39.95).  For ticketing and other info, call 928-341-4646 or visit www.YumaPalmsRVResort.com.  

January 15-16 (Yuma Civic and Convention Center) 
Desert Lilly Quilters Quilt Show 
There will be beautiful homemade quilts on display.  There will also be quilting and sewing demonstrations with guest speakers will be scheduled throughout the weekend.  For more info, call 928-373-5040. 

January 15-16 (Yuma Readiness & Community Center) 
11th Annual Woodcarving Expo 
This annual event will include demonstrations, raffles, as well as local and out-of-town vendors from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. For more info, call 928-373-5245.  

January 16 (Main Library) 
Daring Design Ideas for Small Spaces 
Let us show you how to get creative and improve the appearance and performance of spatially challenging rooms.  This event begins at 1 p.m. and is free to attend, but seating is limited.  For more info, call 928-782-1871. 

January 17 (Yuma Civic and Convention Center) 
Mexicali Expo 
This “Real Mexican Fiesta” celebrates the vibrant culture and gracious hospitality of Mexicali, Los Algodones and San Felipe.  Come for food, entertainment and prizes.   For more info, call 928-373-5040.

January 20 (Historic Yuma Theatre) 
The New Shanghai Circus 
Over 2,000 years of history on stage as the audience is wowed by the strength and daring of these all-new acrobats from China.  Show begins at 7 p.m.  For tickets and other info, call 928-373-5202. 

January 21 (Sanguinetti House Museum) 
Ghost Trolley Tour 
If you love haunted history, you’ll love this night trolley tour through the streets of Yuma’s historic downtown district.  Step off at places where ghost sightings have been reported, while hearing century-old ghost stories.  Come dressed for a night of fright, if you dare.  This two-hour tour begins at 6 p.m.  Tickets are $25 each and reservations are required.  For more info call 928-782-1842.  

January 22-24 (Yuma Civic Center) 
Yuma Home & Garden Show 
Talk to over 100 vendors, compare prices, and talk to experts about green building and remodeling! There will be many demonstrations and seminars with leading experts in the home and garden industries.  You can also save money with show-only discounts.  For more info, visit www.YumaHomeAndGardenShow.com or call 928-373-5040. 

January 23 (Madison Ave) 
German Fest on Madison 
German Fest on Madison is an Oktoberfest style street festival featuring German music, traditional German dancers, German food, a Kiddie Land Play area and various vendors.  The Festival begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 8 p.m.  For more info, call Das Bratwurst Haus at 928-329-4777. 

January 23 (The Palms RV Resort) 
Great Balls of Fire – Tribute to Jerry Lee Lewis 
Direct from Las Vegas, Lance Lipinsky will be performing in Yuma.  He has become one of the world’s favorite tributes to the legendary Jerry Lee Lewis.  Tickets are $22.95 and the show begins at 7 p.m.  For ticketing and other info, call 928-341-4646 or visit www.YumaPalmsRVResort.com

January 29-31 (Yuma Civic and Convention Center) 
Americana Indian Art and Jewelry Show 
There will be dazzling jewelry on display, as well as a large selection of Navajo rugs from various designers.  Appraisals of jewelry repair, custom-order services, and appraisals of Southwest and Native American art and jewelry will also be available.  For more info, call 928-373-5040.  

January 30 (Cocopah Casino Resort) 
Yuma Territorial Marathon and Half Marathon 
This certified, chip-timed race is a good bet for fast times because it's a flat, low-altitude, out-and-back course. For more info, call 928-343-1715 or go to www.YumaMarathon.com.  

January 30 (Historic Downtown Yuma) 
4th Yuma Medjool Date Festival 
This annual festival will have activities, date demonstrations, recipe contests, speakers, plus scheduled bus tours to a local grower’s farm, food booths and lots of local vendors. For more info, call 928-373-5028 or visit www.YumaMedjoolDateFestival.com

January 30 (Main Library) 
Craft Ideas for Your Interiors 
Join us as we discuss image and budget issues for window coverings and art projects.  Bring pictures of your own DIY successes.  This event begins at 1 p.m., is free and open to the public.  Seating is limited.  For more info, call 928-782-1871. 

January 30 (Historic Yuma Theatre) 
Presidio Brass 
This is sure to be a performance that connects the audience to both exciting jazz and classical music used in Hollywood movies, as well as great selections from film soundtracks.  The show begins at 7 p.m.  For tickets and other info, call 928-373-5202.  

January 30 (Historic Downtown Yuma) 
Yuma Medjool Date Festival 
This annual event includes activities, date demonstrations, recipe contests, speakers, plus scheduled bus tours to a local grower’s farm, food booths and vendors.  This all begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m.  For more info, call 928-373-5028 or go to www.YumaDateFest.com.  

January 30 (The Palms RV Resort) 
George Strait Tribute Concert 
This “troubadour experience” brings you to a live and authentic tribute to country music’s legendary performer George Strait.  Tickets are $19.95 and the show begins at 7 p.m.  For ticketing and other info, call 928-341-4646 or visit www.YumaPalmsRVResort.com.  

January 30 (Yuma Pioneer Cemetery) 
Dining With the Dead 
The 15th Annual walking tour will be at the Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, and will feature dinner with Colorado River Riders re-enactment group portraying early citizens of Yuma.  For more info, call 928-247-3924. 

January 30-31 (Quartermaster Depot) 
Civil War Days 
Come experience living history with two re-enactment battles each day.  For more info, call 928-373-5198.



FEBRUARY 2016

Recurring Events: 

Historic Downtown Yuma Walking Tours 
Every Tuesday, get a first-hand look into Yuma’s vibrant past through this foot-friendly walking tour along the streets of historic downtown Yuma.  Hear stories of early business tycoons, movie stars, riverboat captains, the booming wedding industry and much more.  This is a casual two-hour walking tour with plenty of rest points along the way.  Tickets are $15 per person and reservations are required.  For ticketing, times and other info, call 928-782-1842.  

Farmers Markets:

  • Historic Downtown Yuma - Every Tuesday, except holidays, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. through the last Saturday in March. Proceeds benefit the Crossroads Mission.  For more info, call 425-941-5030.
  • Yuma Palms Regional Center - Every Saturday, except holidays, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through the last Saturday in March. Proceeds benefit the Crossroads Mission.  For more info, call 425-941-5030

 

February 4 (Sanguinetti House Museum) 
Historic Downtown Trolley Tour  
Step aboard Yuma’s historic downtown trolley and relax while our tour guide points out the sites from yesteryears.  Hear stories of pioneering families, riverboats, brothels and booming businesses that once lines Main Street.  This two-hour tour begins at 10 a.m.  Tickets are $25 per person.  Reservations are required.  For tickets and other info, call 928-782-1842.  

February 5 (Somerton, Main Street) 
Somerton Pet Palooza 
Bring your dog and have a petastic day!  Pet Costume Contest, Pet Trick Contest, Chihuahua Races and much more!  For more info, call 928-627-2058 or visit www.SomertonPetPalooza.com.   

February 5 (The Palms RV Resort) 
Tribute to Motown and R&B Greats 
Don’t miss your opportunity to see this genuine tribute to Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder and Barry White as their classic songs are authentically performed live.  Tickets are $23.95 and the show starts at 7 p.m.  For ticketing and other info, call 928-341-4646 or visit www.YumaPalmsRVResort.com.  

February 6 (Gateway Park) 
2nd Annual Boogie, Brews and Blues Festival 
This swingin’ good time includes blues bands, beer vendors, food vendors and tons of fun for the whole family.  The Festival begins at 11 a.m. and ends at 7 p.m.  For more info, call 928-373-5028.

February 11-12 (Yuma Palms RV Resort) 
Golden Eagle Musicians Jamboree 
Over 150 musicians are booked for this two-day music festival.  Admission is only $5 per person per day and all proceeds will benefit the Yuma County Veterans Fund.  The music begins at 10 a.m. each day and jams on until 5 p.m.  For more information, call Jim or Mickey Kindle at 928-342-3800.  

February 12-13 (Foothills Library) 
Mountain Shadows Artists Association Art Show 
The 2016 judged art show will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. each day.  The public is invited to attend and meet the artists and view their art of many different mediums.   There is no charge to attend.  For more info, call 928-210-4170 or visit www.mtnsaa.org.  

February 12-14 (Yuma Civic and Convention Center) 
Yuma Square & Round Dance Festival 
Square and Round Dancers from Arizona, Oregon, Idaho, California, Texas, Washington and Canada will gather and dosey-do! For more info, call 928-373-5040. 

February 12-14 (Yuma County Fairgrounds) 
70th Annual Yuma Jaycee Silver Spur Rodeo 
PRCA-sanctioned rodeo draws top cowboys & cowgirls from the Turquoise Circuit & beyond.  For more info, call Peggy Collins at 928-446-2443 or visit www.YumaRodeo.com

February 13 (Historic North End) 
Silver Spur Rodeo Parade
This annual rodeo celebration is a Yuma tradition, complete with vehicles, horses, clowns, dance groups, and bands.  For more info, call Peggy Collins at 928-446-2443 or visit
www.YumaRodeo.com

February 13 (Main Library) 
Arranging Furniture for Maximum Style 
Join us as we discuss suggestions for interior arrangements that can create extraordinary rooms, and ideas on how to create a practical layout with balance and focal points.  Beginning at 1 p.m., this event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.  For more info, call 928-782-1871.  

February 13 (The Palms RV Resort) 
Michael Jackson Tribute Concert 
“MJ in Concert” is a full production, based around moments of Michael Jackson’s life.  This show, with a live band, affirms that MJ was most definitely the King of Pop.  Tickets range from $19.95 to $22.95, and the show starts at 7 p.m.  For ticketing and other info, call 928-341-4646 or visit www.YumaPalmsRVResort.com

February 18 (Sanguinetti House Museum) 
Ghost Trolley Tour 
If you love haunted history, you’ll love this night trolley tour through the streets of Yuma’s historic downtown district.  Step off at places where ghost sightings have been reported, while hearing century-old ghost stories.  Come dressed for a night of fright, if you dare.  This two-hour tour begins at 6 p.m.  Tickets are $25 each and reservations are required.  For more info call 928-782-1842.  

February 18 (Historic Yuma Theatre) 
Dixieland and All That Jazz 
The Dukes of Dixieland blow traditional jazz and Dixieland into the 21st Century, weaving strands of pop, gospel and country with authentic New Orleans sounds.  Show begins at 7 p.m.  For tickets and other info, call 928-373-5202. 

February 19 (The Palms RV Resort) 
The Martins Gospel Concert 
The Martins will be in Yuma, direct from the Bill Gaither Show.  They have performed all over the world and have won eight Dove awards and garnered a few Grammy nominations.  Tickets for the 3 p.m. show are $23.95 and tickets for the 7 p.m. show are $25.95.  For ticketing and other info, call 928-341-4646 or visit www.YumaPalmsRVResort.com.  

February 19-20 (Yuma County Fairgrounds) 
Yuma Hamfest 
Come out for a variety of fun times!  Vendors, exhibitors, hourly door prizes, speakers, antenna clinic, tailgating and much more!  For more info, visit www.YumaHamfest.org or email info@yumahamfest.org.  

February 20 (Yuma Civic Center) 
Sons of Norway 14th Annual Scandinavian Festival 
This year’s festival will feature lefse, abelskivers, Swedish waffles, coffee & cookies, a luncheon plate, Genealogy experts, music and dancing.  There will also be Scandinavian arts and crafts on display, being demonstrated and will be for sale by local and visiting artists.  For more information, call 928-373-5040. 

February 20 (Gateway Park) 
Art in the Park 
The Yuma Fine Arts Association invites the public out to another great day of art in the park.  This event begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m.  For more info, call 928-329-6616 or visit www.YumaFineArts.org/events

February 20 (Yuma Catholic High School) 
Keeping the Dream Dinner, Dance and Auction 
This lovely fundraiser will be an evening under the stars. Tickets are $1,300 for a reserved table of ten or $150 each.  Tickets include drinks, dinner and dessert provided by local caterers.  For more info, call 928-317-7900.  

February 24-25 
Southwest Agriculture Summit 
This is a Farming industry conference.  For more info, call 928-783-9355 or go to www.swagsummit.com

February 25 (Quartermaster Depot) 
Harvest Dinner 
Proceeds from this gala celebration of Yuma agriculture community help fund local Agriculture scholarships. More information to come. 

February 25-27 (Yuma Art Center/Historic North End) 
36th Annual Yuma Art Symposium 
This total-immersion art event includes exhibitions, events, demonstrations and performances by nationally and internationally recognized and emerging artists in metal, clay, photography, printmaking, wood, painting, and sculpture. For more info, call 928-782-1934 or go to www.YumaSymposium.org.    

February 27-28 (University of Arizona Yuma Ag Center) 
Yuma Lettuce Days Festival 
Go “down on the farm” on the UA research farm (6425 W. 8th St.) with live cooking demonstrations and contests, product samples, farm and equipment displays, fun for kids, music, entertainment and lots of food and drink. For more info, go to www.YumaLettuceDays.com

 

 

MARCH 2016

Recurring Events: 

Historic Downtown Yuma Walking Tours 
Every Tuesday, get a first-hand look into Yuma’s vibrant past through this foot-friendly walking tour along the streets of historic downtown Yuma.  Hear stories of early business tycoons, movie stars, riverboat captains, the booming wedding industry and much more.  This is a casual two-hour walking tour with plenty of rest points along the way.  Tickets are $15 per person and reservations are required.  For ticketing, times and other info, call 928-782-1842.  

Farmers Markets:

  • Historic Downtown Yuma - Every Tuesday, except holidays, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. through the last Saturday in March. Proceeds benefit the Crossroads Mission.  For more info, call 425-941-5030.
  • Yuma Palms Regional Center - Every Saturday, except holidays, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through the last Saturday in March. Proceeds benefit the Crossroads Mission.  For more info, call 425-941-5030 

 

March 1 (Historic Yuma Theatre) 
Flash Cadillac 
This will be a virtual encyclopedia of rock’s early years.  Anyone who laments the passing of rock ‘n roll should shake, rattle and bop down to see Flash Cadillac ripping it up.  Show begins at 7 p.m.  For tickets and other info, call 928-373-5202. 

March 3 (Sanguinetti House Museum) 
Historic Downtown Trolley Tour 
Step aboard Yuma’s historic downtown trolley and relax while our tour guide points out the sites from yesteryears.  Hear stories of pioneering families, riverboats, brothels and booming businesses that once lines Main Street.  This two-hour tour begins at 10 a.m.  Tickets are $25 per person.  Reservations are required.  For tickets and other info, call 928-782-1842.  

March 4-6 (Desert Sun Stadium) 
24th Annual Midnight at the Oasis 
One of the West’s premier classic car and nostalgia festivals, Midnight at the Oasis features 3 days of music, family fun and over 1,000 of the coolest cars on display.  There will be a “cruise-in” to kick things off on Friday and then live concerts Friday and Saturday evenings.  For more info, call 928-343-1715 or visit www.MidnightAtTheOasis.net.   

March 4-6 (Yuma Art Center) 
10th Annual ARTrail 
The public is invited to meet over 30 artists and visit over 17 studios to visit and learn about the processes involved in a variety of artistic mediums.  The studio tour is free and self-guided with a map that can be found at the Yuma Art Center.  The tour is open at 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.  For more info, call 928-210-4170 or visit www.mtnsaa.org.  

March 5 (Main Library) 
Accessorize a Flag Screen TV Wall 
The big, black screen on your wall can not be ignored.  We will discuss fun ideas and projects you can do to beautify that wall in your home.  Beginning at 1 p.m., this event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.  For more info, call 928-782-1871.  

March 11 (Yuma Civic and Convention Center) 
Tribute to Elvis Concert 
As a fundraiser for C.A.S.A., Scot Bruce is returning to Yuma.  He is internationally known as the greatest Elvis since Elvis, and his amazing resemblance and ability to sing and play like the King has entertained audiences around the globe.  C.A.S.A. provides toys, clothing and personal care items for children in need.  All proceeds from this concert will go to support C.A.S.A. in their efforts to help local kids.  For tickets and other info, call 928-373-5040.  

March 11 (The Palms RV Resort) 
O Canada - Tribute Concert 
Four famous Canadian artists will be showcased with this one great concert.  The music of Celine Dion, Michael Buble, Paul Anka and Shania Twain will be performed live at 7 p.m.  Tickets are $19.95.  For ticketing and other info, call 928-341-4646 or visit www.YumaPalmsRVResort.com.  

March 11-12 (MCAS) 
54th Annual Marine Corp Air Station Yuma Airshow and Open House 
With the theme of "Yuma Air Circus," this year’s air show will include rehearsals, a children’s expo and a twilight preview on Friday as well as daylong performances and displays Saturday. For more info, call Greg McShane 928-269-3327 or go to www.YumaAirShow.com

March 12 (Yuma Art Center) 
Yuma Area Art Educators Association Art Auction 
All are welcome to this fine art display and auction.  The viewing begins at 5 p.m. and the auction begins promptly at 6 p.m.  For more info, call 928-580-7417.  

March 13 (The Palms RV Resort) 
Mark Preston Dessert Concert 
This will be a night of great music and fine desserts.  Mark Preston will be coming to Yuma direct from Las Vegas.  He has performed around the world and has been called “one of the finest entertainers in show business.”  Tickets are $19.95 and the show begins at 7 p.m.  For ticketing and other info, call 928-341-4646 or visit www.YumaPalmsRVResort.com.  

March 16 (Historic Yuma Theatre) 
The Four Freshman 
As early as 1948, the Four Freshman inspired vocal groups including Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys, the Mamas and the Papas, and Manhattan Transfer.  The new line-up continues to influence into the 21st Century.  Show begins at 7 p.m.  For tickets and other info, call 928-373-5202. 

March 17 (Sanguinetti House Museum) 
Ghost Trolley Tour 
If you love haunted history, you’ll love this night trolley tour through the streets of Yuma’s historic downtown district.  Step off at places where ghost sightings have been reported, while hearing century-old ghost stories.  Come dressed for a night of fright, if you dare.  This two-hour tour begins at 6 p.m.  Tickets are $25 each and reservations are required.  For more info call 928-782-1842.  

March 18-19 (Yuma Golf and Country Club) 
Pasquinelli Shamrock Open
This two-day event kicks off with a Par 3 alternating shot format on Friday at 2 p.m. and Saturday at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start for an 18-hole scramble.  All players receive a Tournament shirt, hat and great food on both days.  This event is limited to only 28 teams.  For Registration or Sponsorship info, call 928-317-7900. 

March 19 (Sanguinetti House Museum) 
Yuma County Founders Day 
This is the day when Madison Avenue in historic downtown Yuma comes alive with history and festivals to celebrate Yuma’s bold leaders who dared to dream.  The Founders Day street fair will overflow with sights, sounds and stories of Yuma County’s early years and founding pioneers.  This event will begin at 10 a.m. and last until 3 p.m.  For more info, call 928-782-1841 or visit www.ArizonaHistoricalSociety.org/Yuma.  

March 19 (Museum of History in Granite) 
Dedication of “History of California” 
The community is invited to the dedication of the granite “History of California” monument.  This celebration will include the USMC Color Guard, parachutists as well as participation from United States and foreign dignitaries.  For more info, email johnrenison@co.imperial.ca.us.  

March 19 (The Palms RV Resort) 
Restless Heart Concert 
The Restless Heart Band will be in Yuma and performing live.  They have been producing great msuic since the 80s and will perform their best songs.  Tickets are $27.95 for the 3 p.m. show and $29.95 for the 7 p.m. show.  For ticketing and other info, call 928-341-4646 or visit www.YumaPalmsRVResort.com.  

March 26 (Historic Downtown Yuma) 
5th Annual Music on Main 
This annual event features free entertainment, local vendors, food booths and lots of family fun.  This event begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m.  For more info, call 928-373-5028. 

March 29 – April 3 (Yuma County Fairgrounds) 
Yuma County Fair 
For more info, call 928-726-4420 or visit www.YumaFair.com

 

 

APRIL 2016

Recurring Events: 

Historic Downtown Yuma Walking Tours 
Every Tuesday, get a first-hand look into Yuma’s vibrant past through this foot-friendly walking tour along the streets of historic downtown Yuma.  Hear stories of early business tycoons, movie stars, riverboat captains, the booming wedding industry and much more.  This is a casual two-hour walking tour with plenty of rest points along the way.  Tickets are $15 per person and reservations are required.  For ticketing, times and other info, call 928-782-1842.  
 

 

March 29 – April 3 (Yuma County Fairgrounds) 
Yuma County Fair  
For more info, call 928-726-4420 or visit www.YumaFair.com.  

April 7 (Sanguinetti House Museum) 
Historic Downtown Trolley Tour 
Step aboard Yuma’s historic downtown trolley and relax while our tour guide points out the sites from yesteryears. Hear stories of pioneering families, riverboats, brothels and booming businesses that once lines Main Street.  This two-hour tour begins at 10 a.m.  Tickets are $25 per person.  Reservations are required.  For tickets and other info, call 928-782-1842.  

April 9 (Yuma Civic and Convention Center) 
6th Annual Tunes & Tacos Festival 
The Taco Festival brings people from all over the southwest together as they enjoy activities, contests, live entertainment, food and refreshments.  Festival goers are invited to feast on tacos as Yuma’s finest taco vendors compete for the title of Yuma’s Taco King and Yuma’s Salsa Queen.  There will be plenty of beverages, a live concert and a large kids’ area.  For more info, call 928-373-5040. 

April 14 (Sanguinetti House Museum) 
Ghost Trolley Tour 
If you love haunted history, you’ll love this night trolley tour through the streets of Yuma’s historic downtown district.  Step off at places where ghost sightings have been reported, while hearing century-old ghost stories.  Come dressed for a night of fright, if you dare.  This two-hour tour begins at 6 p.m.  Tickets are $25 each and reservations are required.  For more info call 928-782-1842.  

April 15-17 (Yuma County Fairgrounds) 
Prison Hill Motorcycle Run 
For 54 years, this event has worked to address the needs of children. This event is open to all motorcycles, but you don’t have to ride one to support the event.  For more info, call 928-726-4420 or visit www.yumaprisonrun.info.  

April 16 (Historic Downtown) 
ARTbeat 
This is the biggest outdoor, juried art show in Yuma, and features local and regional artists working on a variety of media. For more info, call 928-373-5202.

April 23 (Yuma Civic and Convention Center) 
Baby Shower and Kids Expo 
For more info, call 928-344-4980. 

April 23 (Yuma Civic Center) 
Relay for Life 
The Relay for Life of Yuma is an incredible and inspiring opportunity for people to unite as a community to honor cancer survivors, raise awareness about what people can do to reduce the risk of cancer, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease.  For more info, call 928-373-5040.

April 30 (Yuma Territorial Prison) 
Fort Yuma Rotary’s 3rd Annual Penitentiary Pint Fest 
Come and enjoy samples of many great craft brews from all over the southwest and enjoy live entertainment!

 

 

MAY 2016

May 6 (Historic Down Town) 
Cinco de Mayo Mas Uno 
This local block party begins at 6p.m. and ends at 11p.m. For more info, call 928-373-5028.

May 7 (Yuma Catholic High School) 
Cow Patty Bingo 
This fun, casual barbeque and bingo event is to raise funds to support tuition assistance for families in need.  The buy in is $1,000 per square and only 100 tickets will be sold for a 1 in 100 chance of winning $25,000.  A live cow determines the winner, based on where his cow patty lands!  Tickets can be bought by a single buyer or by a team of buyers.  All buyers are invited to the barbeque fun, as it is included in the ticket cost.  This is an adult-only event.  For more info, call 928-317-7900.  

 

 

*Dates & times are subject to change*
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